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decide for themselves how to handle the issue. >> president obama in las vegas unveiling his immigration reform proposal. this comes a day after a bipartisan group of senators laid out a plan that would give illegal immigrants a pathway to citizenship in exchange for tighter border security. lawmakers believe they can get that through the senate. >> more big news from capitol hill. massachusetts senator john kerry is one step closer to being the new secretary of state. the senate foreign relations committee approved his nomination. now the vote goes to the full senate, which is expected to vote this afternoon. he has served on the foreign affairs panel for 28 years and has headed it for the last four. and president obama's transportation secretary ray lahood is stepping down. he is the last republican member of the cabinet, and he says once his successor is confirmed, he will be leaving the administration. during his time he managed a number of highway safety projects. he will not run for office in his home state of illinois saying "you should go out while they are applauding." >> some o
. the president is about to take center stage on a number of key issues. mr. obama will unveil his plan to overhaul immigration laws. this comes after they announced a plan for the path to citizenship. live with a look at why some applaud the move while others are outraged. >> on the one hand it does offer a path to citizenship. it also allows more temporary workerto stay in the country. on the other hand it increases border security and would crack down on those who hire illegal immigrants. some say it sounds like a good deal. others say not so much. republican and democratic senators announced the proposal. she lives with her family. her mother brought her into the country illegally when she was 10. she says the family fears deportation, a specially for her mom. >> being sent back, that is something we have to live with. >> the group is trying to help families like hers become citizens. she wants to be a nurse. >> we are just trying to get this. >> for taxpayers it is a problem. >> he says granting citizenship to illegal immigrants would cost a lot and in services and is simply unfair
on this issue president obama headed west on tuesday, looking for cooperation and some common ground on immigration in las vegas, he threw a support behind a new bipartisan senate effort to reform immigration and provide a path of citizenship. >> and we can't allow immigration reformo get bogged down. >> reporter: the president's plan creates a system for letting illegal item grants earn citizenship and cracks down on businesses hiring illegals and tightens border security. >> we have to deal with 11 million here and we agree they should have to around their way to citizenship for it to work, it must be clear that there is a pathway to citizenship. >> and in hyattsville, maryland, the immigration supporters gathered to watch the president's speech and hailed what they called a realistic solution to a problem long ignored. >> and we are excited. the president has been absent from the issue. >> and a, plas flawed them forgetting together. the president talked nothing for four years and offered nothing to get down the road. >> and they warn what they're eyeing could doom it if either si
be aryaning on immigration reform, but it's so tricky that president obama is expected to issue few if any ultimatums in las vegas. eight sfenators, four from each party unveiled their step toward an agreement. conservatives aren't happy with it rerks jekting it as a form of amnesty. lawmakers are said to be working on a plan of their own. white house correspondent brianna keilar is looking at it. >> reporter: in 2011 president obama went to the border town of el paso to press for comprehensive immigration reform. >> out of many, one. we define ourselves as a nation of immigrants. >> reporter: that went nowhere. now in a second term, the president is trying it again, heading to las vegas today to push for border security, a verification system for workers and punishment if they don't and the most significant and controversial part of the president's plan, a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. it includes registering with the government, undergoing background check, paying taxes and a penalty, and learning english. a solution has alluded past presidents including george w. b
. >> if fox news and i are the only thing keeping the republicans from caving to barack obama on every issue, i'm not paid enough. >> it almost seems to be on parity about a president complaining about the conservative press and going the other way and talking to the people saying the conservative press is doing it wrong. in an interview with the new republic, rather than be focused on the employment situation or the debt, the big problems that obama has are fox news and me. obama said to the new republic, he's getting a lot more done without fox news and rush limbaugh, and the rest of the media is in the tank and the rest of the media has fallen in line. there is no opposition, other than fox news and limbaugh. >> one of the reasons that fox news and i stand stand out like sore thumbs is the rest of the media is gone, in the tank, and the rest of the media long ago ceased doing their job, they're not holding obama accountable, they're on board. they are part of the agenda advancement team. >> greta: so why is the the president singling out and blaming fox for a lack of bipartisanship in was
and address issues. president obama heads to las vegas to unveil his own immigration reform plan. he promised the reform in his 2008 but failed to deliver it in his first term. >> cenk: the reason why he failed to deliver it, of course, the republicans opposed him. the republicans seem a little more open to reform now. let me show you why. 71% of latinos voted for president obama. only 27% voted for governor romney. all of a sudden the republicans are thinking, maybe the latinos are not so bad. interesting. i'm sure that they, of course, vote based on principle, though. let me show you what is in the proposal. four major goals, providing a means for citizenship to immigrants who are already here. number two coming out with an employment verification system to make sure employers do not hire those people who are in the country illegally. number three letting in more low-skill workers and allowing employers to hire immigrants if they can show they couldn't recruit an u.s. citizen with the same skills. that's for corporate america. i'll explain that in a little bit. and number four, awarding gre
the republicans from caving to barack obama on every issue, i am not paid enough. >> it is almost unparitiy, talking to the press and saying it is conservative press is doing it on. >> in an interview with "the new republic," rather than be focused on the employment situation or the debt, the big problems that obama has are fox news and me. obama said to "the new republic," he would get a lot more done without fox news and rush limbaugh. the rest of the media's in the tank. everybody else has fallen in line. there is no opposition. other than fox news and limbaugh. one of the reasons that fox news and i stand out like sore thumbs here is because the rest of the media is gone, they're in the tank, they have long ago ceased doing their job. they are not reporting, they are not curious, they are not holding obama accountable. they are on board. they are part of the agenda advancement team. >> why is the president singling out and blaming fox for a lack of bipartisanship in washington? chief political respondent byron york joins us. is fox guilty? or he doesn't like how fox challenges his polic
it matters. so jimmy, president obama taking this issue of immigration on the road today. he did so, though, back in 2011 without a lot of success. but today, dan pfeiffer is tweeting out that the president will applaud the bipartisan senate agreement, saying it's consistent with his long-held view. but jimmy, this bill is not a sure thing in the senate, let alone the house. so explain why there is con flicking uniformity on this. >> well, listen. i think it's great that the six senator who is got up on the podium yesterday and said that they have a framework for an agreement for a framework to get immigration done, is great. the problem is this. the problem is -- and that's a great first step, but you've got to put it down on paper. and once you start putting things down on paper, you actually start writing legislation. and then you ask members to start voting on this legislation, and that's when it gets remarkably murkier in the building behind me. think about it in 2007. you know, you had 22 republicans that are currently sitting in the united states senate today who voted against bush's
. president obama and chris matthews will say this is a false issue. in white house fact sheet, the first bullet point that the white house makes and the first one that president obama says continuing to strengthen the border security. if i could make a final point, i think that republicans and also democrats should stop thinking about this in terms of politics. good policy is good politics. i don't think republicans should worry about who will vote for them in years coming because of something they do today. they should do the right thing for the economy and the national security. it's better than doing nothing. >> shouldn't it be coupled with entitle reform? >> bob: a couple of things here i'd say. the vast, vast majority of people work and you can see them in city. they are working. they are not near to go on the dole. obama and the senate called for them not to get the welfare grant. the other thing as dana pointed out, she did not point this out, i'll point it out. the border got more and more secure every year. it is good policy. we have to deal with this. if we turn to politics rig
or no trust in senator schumer, senator durbin and president obama. i don't think they want to solve the issue, i think they want to politicize it. so my advice to republican lawmakers, proceed with caution. joining me now with reaction to today's announcement. senator marco rubio, senator, good visor bad advice? >> good advice. and thanks for having me on to talk about this important topic. i think it's a good moment to remind people and the country that the vast majority of favorites favor legal immigration and we don't have a legal immigration system that works right now and our problem with illegal immigration is that it undermines legal immigration. so we have 11 million people that are undocumented and we understand that we have to deal with this issue because we have 11 million people that by all accounts are going to be here the rest of their lives with or without documents, but our objection has been in the past that we can't do anything to deal with 11 million people that, number one, is unfair to people who have done i the right way, or number two, that will encourage illegal immigr
is losing the support of our hispanic citizens and we realize there are many issues of which we think we are in agreement with our hispanic citizens but this is a preempt and in issue -- preempt issue with those citizens. >> president barack obama won 71% of the latino vote and republicans said it was a wakeup call for their party. >>> they say it begins today in new orleans with media day and they arrived in the big easy, joining the 49ers who arrived on sunday and media day is at the super bowl and they will gather to talk to the 49ers and the ravens. so far they kept a low profile but some did take some questions. >> we are going to do our best as a team to get this win. we want to win and we just got to go out there and do what we did all year, playing 49ers ball. >> no pressure at all. >> we will have live coverage of media day at 8:00 on mornings on 2 but coming up in just about an hour, ken wayne will have a live report and in the big easy, we will have live reports in every newscast leading up to super bowl sunday and after the game we will switch back for a live local post game
on the issue now and a new willingness among republicans to compromise on immigration after president obama won the latino vote by 71% in the november election.1% the senators behind the plan are a bipartisan group of heavy hitters. new york democrat charles schumer is their unofficial leader. >> we believe this will be the year congress finally gets it done. con the politics on this issue have been turned upside down. for the first time ever there's more political risk in opposing immigration reform than in supporting it. >> reporter: their plan would grant illegal immigrants temporary legal status to staygr in the country if they pass a a criminal background check, pay a fine and back taxes and learn english. but they would have to get the back of the line for citizenship-- a process that would only start once border security has been improved with more agents and more drones. in 2007, republicans brought down a similar plan arguing it amounts to amnesty. but arizona's john mccain who championed reform then and nowpi says he senses a major shift among his g.o.p. colleagues. >> you look at the
. politics and math. november election, hispanic voters, obama 71%, romney 21%. >> the politics on this issue have been turned upside down. for the first time ever, there is more political risk in opposing immigration reform than in supporting it. >> reporter: arizona senator john mccain says republicans who have killed reform before are rethinking. >> times have changed. americans have changed. elections have changed. you look at the demographics of this country, and the rising hispanic population, we're notgoing to win races. >> reporter: half the senators announcing monday's plan are republicans granting illegal immigrants temporary status to stay here if they pass a criminal background check, pay a fine, pay taxes and learn english. none of this before border security is improved. prince george's county resident brought here by her parents when she was 10. >> my mother's undocumented. my brother and i are undocumented but are currently waiting on our work permits. but that doesn't say that we can stay here. at any moment we can be deported and leave a 10-year- old sister behind. >> report
a clear message to washington that this has to be an issue that needs to be addressed. >> president obama is scheduled to travel to nevada to unveil his plan that will be similar to the proposal. >>> residents will get first lo school could change shape. they are frug not providing adequate facilities. >>> new orleans is the place to be tonight for san francisco 49er fans. [ music playing ] >> fans are starting to arrive and we talked to a street performer who is a san francisco native. he just happened to bump into 49ers coach jim harbaugh. >> bam! oh, come here now. [ laughter ] >> and let me get your signature. >> and he did get the signature. the 49ers arrived last night. the ravens arrived today. >>> barbara boxer and dianne feinstein accepted a wager. if the ravens win they willhand over goods -- will hand over goods. they also say they will throw in hairspray as a nod to john waters. >>> there are now just 6 days left to the super bowl. and we wanted to see you share your photos. chefany -- stenany from san francisco sent us -- stephanie from san francisco sent us this photo. post
the bipartisan plan. president obama is flying to nevada to push the issue there. there was a flash of the old straight talking john mccain today when he was asked why republicans are suddenly ready to compromise so much on immigration. >> one, as i have stated before elections, elections, the republican party is losing the support of our hispanic citizens. and we realize that there are many issues in which we think we are in agreement with our hispanic citizens. but this is a preeminent issue with those citizens. >> today's developments left one right-wing republican observer completely dumbfounded. >> if the democrats think their position on immigration, let's use that for example, is the right one, and if the democrats' position is what is getting all that support from hispanic voters, what i don't understand is why would the democrats want to give up some of those voters to the republicans? can somebody help me out here. >> i don't know, rush, sounds like you're beyond help, but i'll give it a try. what you are seeing is not a compromise on immigration. you are seeing republicans surrender
% of the hispanic vote to president obama, and literally after that, they started to talk about compromise on immigration. >> we have to get rid of the immigration issue altogether, it is simple for me to fix it. i think you control the border first, create a pathway for the people here, you don't say you have to go home. and that is a position that i have evolved on. because you know what? it has got to be resolved. >> and so today, immigration became the first order of business in the new congress for some republicans. >> first step in what will continue to be difficult, but achievable. and i don't think i have to remind anyone the last major attempt was over six years ago. now we will again attempt to commit the remaining resources needed to secure the border. modernize and streamline our current immigration system, and create a tough but fair path to citizenship for those here illegally. >> senator john mccain and three other republican senators, marco rubio, lindsey graham and jeff flake are now joining four democrats on a bipartisan plan to overhaul immigration laws that will estimat
in slow jam the news. >> the obama administration finds itself locking horns with republicans over the issue of raising the debt ceiling, the amount of money the nation is legally allowed to borrow. ♪ oh, yeah, when it comes to raising the debt ceiling ♪ ♪ the president is having a hard time getting enough ♪ ♪ seems the gop ain't rubbing him the right way ♪ ♪ especially with the country's $16.4 trillion in debt. ♪ ♪ we're still in debt, but it's all right ♪ ♪ the united states really couldn't get any broker ♪ ♪ got to liquidate its assets just like al roker ♪ >> sometimes you feel bad for brian. last week, many criticized the military's decision to allow women to fight in combat roles. jon stewart explains the logic. >> there are certain facts ability upper body streng. 6'4", 240 pound marine and you are injured and you need the marine next to you to carry you back to safety and she weighs 115 pounds. it's irrelevant. we can't have women in combat because they are tiny. they are too delicate. they are little. they are wee little hands. they can barely --
of dollars in damage. cbs news. >>> congress and the president are also dealing with the issue of gun control. yesterday the president met with 13 law enforcement leaders. mr. obama is pressing for a ban on assault weapons and limits on high-capacity ammunition magazines. the law enforcement officials pressed the need for tighter background checks and a better mental health system. the president says he hopes congress is listening. >> hopefully if law enforcement officials who are dealing with this stuff every single day can come to some basic consensus in terms of steps that we need to take congress is going to be paying attention to them and will be able to make progress. >> mr. obama admits he'll have a hard time winning broad support for a ban on assault weapons. >>> the boy scouts of america is considering a big change -- dropping its policy of excluding gays as scouts as scoutmasters. gay rights groups are applauding the possible change, but the final decision would be left to individual chapters. >> reporter: the boy scouts had reaffirmed its policy excluding gays just last year. press
on an issue president obama calls a top priority for his second term. here is what senator mccain, one of the senators behind the plan, said yesterday. >> look at the last election. look at the last election. we are losing dramatically the hispanic vote, which we think should be ours for a variety of reasons. and we've got to understand that. second of all, we can't go on forever with 11 million people living in this country in the shadows in an illegal status. >> mccain is talking, what some republicans call the 27% problem. obama had strong support from latinos, 71% to romney's 27%. and romney's showing is part of a bigger trend. republican candidates have steadily been losing latino support. 27% was down from mccain's 31%, which was down from george bush's 41%. considering all that, what is probably the most interesting thing about today's announcement was how much it looks like earlier efforts to end immigration reform. earlier efforts that were hardly bipartisan with the main sticking point being the a word, amnesty. >> i have never will and never have supported efforts for blanke
the issue of women as high on the global agenda as anyone, yet she remains more hawkish than mr. obama. is that strange to you? >> she had to it shake off this baggage of the leftist hillary radical, and the easiest way to do this is to take the issues on foreign policy that most of the times the public does not care. i would love to see the speech where hillary clinton, a nobel prize speech where she does promote these values. war is not good for women. >> that is my point. it is such an oxymoron. >> they are the biggest victims in these conflicts. it disturbs me when i hear these political leaders talking about the use of violence in such a casual way, which they all do, but in iraq and iran, we are going to obliterate them. who are we obliterate thing? when we think about war we often think about american soldiers being killed. they are, and that is horrible and tragic, but for most people the experience of war is to be huddled inside your home with the bombs dropped outside. it is your kids finding a dead body. most people who experience war experience is through the lens of a civi
troops to decide the issue for themselves. congress is sending a bill to president obama for his signature for super storm sandy. the measure is aimed primarily at helping residents and businesses as well as state and local government rebuild from the late october storm. the storm is blamed for billions of dollars of property damage. it doesn't seem like it was that long ago. >> it doesn't. if you're up there suffering, it seems like forever. >> that weather in new orleans makes you really want to be there. if you're going down later this week, say you have plans to be there just for the weekend, it is going to get a little bit cooler. you might want to factor that into your packing plans. there is going to be a little front going through. it is not going to be brutal by any stretch. the weekend forecast basically, highs in the 60's. nighttime lows in the 40's. if you're going down there for the weekend, you might neat a sweatshirt. minimal chance of a shower. of course ideal conditions for the game on sunday. it was chilly today. freezing this morning at 30. then the late evenin
it to that, they have leverage. >> bret: a.b.? >> tucker right, we don't for sure is president obama wants a bill which ultimately will be a compromisement but he is not running for re-election and the fact that congressional democrats who have been active on this issue for years, members of the congressial hispanic congress asked him not to come out in an aggressive way and try to best the senate bipartisan group with his own bill. that's why he said today if they don't do it i will have one but he talked about his principles. that is a sipe he wants a legacy and he wants a bill. now, republicans at the same time because there is such a lack of trust are trying to win the hearts and minds of their own conservative base, by saying this isn't amnesty. we are not going to give the president a win and we don't trust him either. but they want a bill as well. i'll assume both sides want a bill because they need a bill. we can be cynical about it later. but it is in president obama's interest for a legacy and the republican party interest for winning a coalition that gives them the white house a
. >> woodruff: one week into his second term, president obama officially took on the issue of immigration today. he said it comes down to a simple question: whether the country and the government have the resolve, finally, to deal with the long-festering national challenge. the president launched his effort in nevada where more than a quarter of the state's residents are hispanic. >> i'm here today because the time has come for common sense, comprehends i have been immigration reform. ( cheers and applause ) the time is now. >> woodruff: the campaign-style event at a las vegas high school came a day after a bipartisan group of eight u.s. senators put forward their own plan. it calls for creating a path to legal citizenship for the 11 million undocumented people now estimated to be living in the u.s implementing that policy would be contingent on securing the southern border. seven years ago then senator obama the joined a similar effort >> if the compromise that's been discussed and has the agreement of those who were in this room, if that ends up being the bill that is signed into law, it's a
reform today during a speech in las vegas. while obama is said to differ on several issues, administration officials said today's speech will focus instead on rallying public support for reform. on monday, immigrants in their advocates in new york city described the devastating impact of current u.s. immigration policies and announced a nationwide mobilization in support of immigration reform. speaking at judson memorial church, david chong talked about his family. >> though we are one family, my brother is a u.s. citizen. my parents and i are undocumented. each day we live with the fear that one of us could be taken away at any time. luckily, i have been granted deferred action and the authorization to work legally in the u.s., however, this is only a temporary reprieve of two years. i hope is to state the other as a family without fear and worry and that is for president obama and congress to act and pass comprehensive immigration reform for 2013. >> president obama continues to publicly lobby congress for passage of his bid to reform the nation's gun laws. on monday, oba
station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: one week into his second term, president obama officially took on the issue of immigration today. he said it comes down to a simple question: whether the country and the government have the resolve, finally, to deal with the long-festering national challenge. the president launched his effort in nevada where more than a quarter of the state's residents are hispanic. >> i'm here today because the time has come for common sense, comprehends i have been immigration reform. ( cheers and applause ) the time is now. >> woodruff: the campaign-style event at a las vegas high school came a day after a bipartisan group of eight u.s. senators put forward their own plan. it calls for creating a path to legal citizenship for the 11 million undocumented people now estimated to be living in the u.s implementing that policy would be contingent on securing the southern border. seven years ago then senator obama the joined a similar effort >> if the compromise that's been discussed and has the agreement of those who were in this room, if that en
that this is the main vehicle. the gang of eight bill will be the main vehicle with president obama's backing. if you need an example of why republicans need to get on this issue, nevada started the 2012 election as a swing state. by the end of it neither party was spending money there because the hispanic community was so aligned with the democratic candidate that mitt romney couldn't compete. it went the way of new mexico in 2008, and i think republicans recognized that this is a first step. simply signing on to immigration reform doesn't mean they're going to win 70% of the hispanic vote, but they need to get this issue behind them because electorally speaking they would struggle for a decade or two decades if they don't. sxwro we've seen a mood swing. republicans know they have to get right on this, and this is why you're seeing this coalition come together so quickly. there's support for it. there's a new cbs news poll that shows that a majority, 51%, believe in a path to sit sfwlenship. there's only 24% that say the undocumented immigrant should get out. >> that will be one of the final issues
upon the secretary of state me and the obama and to finally issue the approval and grant the permitting process so that the keystone pipeline can move forward in our country can have a better opportunity for jobs. the american people can have a better chance for employment in our country can reduce reliance on oil from places that are so insecure. i hope this is a turning point. nebraska has cheated the opportunity for the keystone pipeline now to be approved. thank you. >> a couple questions. [inaudible] >> well, senator hagel has been at his hearing at. i think it is too early to predict conditions under which his nominations will be considered. he has visited a number of us. we've had a chance to discuss his positions privately and i were looking forward to taking a publicly and we'll see how it's going to be processed on the senate floor when it comes out of committee. [inaudible] >> on that issue, am unclear as to whether the majority leader wants to bring a gun measure to the floor. it will be to hand to determine whether receipt that issue on the floor, the judiciary committee to
situation room." a major speech on a hot button issue. president obama speaking out a while ago in las vegas about comprehensive immigration reform. his remarks come one day after a bipartisan group of senators laid out a framework for a possible bill that would be a path to citizenship to increase border security. but the president also made it clear if congress can't act quickly on that, he'll put forward his own bill. our chief white house correspondent jessica yellin is standing by. detail for us what is in the president's proposal? >> reporter: wolf, detail is the key word. in the past, the president has been accused of standing for policy proposals short on specifics. not today. president obama laid out a plan for comprehensive immigration reform that would change the immigration system in three central ways. first, it would strengthen workplace enforcement, specifically by making it harder to hire illegal immigrants in the workplace and make it harder for illegals to get jobs here. secondly, it would create a path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented workers who are already
towards what's been a bitterly divided issue. the push is on as president obama calls for quick passage of immigration reform. >> we can't allow immigration reform to get bogged down in an endless debate. we have been debate thing a very long time. >> a golden ticket to life for a better life for my family. >> reporter: choosing nevada to unveil his plan where latinos make up close to 30% of the population, proposal includes a path to citizenship. >> if congress is unable to move forward in a timely fashion, i will send up a bill based on my proposal and insist that they vote on it right away. >> reporter: undocumented immigrants would have to register with the federal government and pay bonds and back taxes, undergo background checks but not before increased border security can be proven. illegal immigrants would receive green cards only after every lawful applicant has gone lou the process we shouldn't be rewarding those who violate the law. >> reporter: the president's re-election with 70% of the latino vote has resulted in a shift towards compromise. but some who watch the speech fe
cheerleader is now taking issue with the questions asked of president obama and secretary clinton? >> i mean, didn't you expect one series of tough questions? >> especially so in the case of "60 minutes." >> i mean, it really was something you would expect from the state-run media. it was that kind of level of propaganda. >> i got to tell you, i was waiting for it in anticipation. and here is what i got. i got a softball. i got a whiffle ball, a nerf ball, an air ball. >> it's like a soft boiled egg. >> croft challenged the president and secretary of state on the administration's brand of foreign policy. >> the biggest criticism of this team and the u.s. foreign policy from your political opposition has been what they say, an abdication of the united states on the world stage. >> somalia or gadhafi probably doesn't agree with that assessment, for he wasn't around he probably would not agree with that assessment. obviously we helped put together and lay the groundwork for liberating libya. when it comes to egypt, i think had it not been for the leadership we showed, you might have seen a diff
helped put president obama in the white house twice. let's turn to leo gerard, president of the united steelworkers international organization. mr. gerard good to have you with us tonight. >> good to be here. >> is this an issue that is going to help the labor force in this country? if you have 11 million workers come out of the shadows -- and let's face it, well over in the 90% have got to be, they're not all felons is the point i'm making. how is this going to help the labor movement in this country? >> look, these are primarily good people that came to america in search of the american dream, in search of a better standard of living. if you go back to the days of when we were told about nafta, we were told nafta would solve the immigration issue from mexico, but in reality what it did is depress mexican wages, depress mexican opportunity. and those people came here in search of a better life. so what we've been fighting, the labor movement has been fighting for proper immigration reform now for going on almost 20 years. and i think this is going to be a tremendous opportunity for pe
. >> president obama is going to nevada. he felt oppressed the issue in his first four years and is now focusing on it and making it one of his first priorities in his second term. >> in 2011 president obama went to the border town of el paso to press for comprehensive immigration reform. >> out of many we define ourselves as a nation of immigrants. >> that went nowhere. now, in a second term the president is trying again. he is heading to nevada to push for border security and a verification system to verify employers are hiring document to workers with punishment if they did not. >> the most significant and controversial part a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. it includes registering with the government, undergoing background checks, paying taxes and the penalty, and learning english. >> a solution that has to live past president including george w. bush. >> legal immigration is one of the top concerns of the american people and congress's failure to act on it is a disappointment. >> president obama did announce during his first term is --he was chastised for not doing somet
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